04 January 2017

The little tree that could

Windermere Blvd, James Island, SC  
I always check in with this fiesty little tree when I walk the greenway through to South Windermere. Growing out of a crack in a post my little tree that could is healthy and thriving. I shared the photo on facebook and was reminded that the West Of Newspaper featured it in an article by Bill Davis a couple of years ago. I am not the only one who appreciates it.
West Ashley’s (un)official TreeBahrain’s Tree of Life may be the original site of the Garden of Eden. And, sure, the Avenue of Baobabs of Madagascar is certainly impressive.Johns Island may have the Angel Oak. Athens, Ga., may have the “Tree That Owns Itself.” The General Sherman sequoia and drive-through redwoods can call California home.But all of these famous trees may soon bow in respect to a tree that calls West Ashley home.

The majestic and hardy … Pole-Tree!

Pronounced “poultry,” or “pole-tree,” or maybe both, it takes its name from its environmental niche, a circular perch atop a sawn-off telephone pole.